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Cute hair is a good reward
Wednesday, July 06, 2011      3 comments

My hair looks pretty good right now. I just had it done (highlights and cut), and am feeling cute. I've worked hard, I've learned about myself, I've challenged myself to do better. I deserve this!... Read more
Hot and cold
Tuesday, July 05, 2011      1 comments

I was raised by a someone who does not know how to be happy. When I was a child, I thought there was something wrong with me, that it was my fault she was so sad and angry all of the time. As an adult, I know that it's not my responsibility to... Read more
Great weekend...with no so many thoughts for the scale
Monday, July 04, 2011      4 comments

I've been having a better relationship with food for almost 6 months now. It's so freeing. I sometimes wonder why this year I could manage this "new leaf", but this is slowly becoming the "new normal". After a weekend of parties, parade... Read more
Summer is here, and I'm more than ready!
Saturday, July 02, 2011      2 comments

After a cool-but-pleasant June, summer has graced us with her presence along with a steady 90-degree heat - plus humidity (this is SE Wisconsin, humidity just comes with the territory.) DH is outside today, getting his catamaran ready for fut... Read more
Learning to handle weekends
Friday, July 01, 2011      1 comments

As I was reading some of my past blog posts, it occurred to me that I am lucky to have social plans almost every weekend. What a blessing to have so many wonderful friends in my life who like to get together and have fun! I have been sl... Read more
Hummus has a lot of calories...duh!
Thursday, June 30, 2011      4 comments

My mom has food issues, and she taught me to have some of those same issues (and I have developed some of my very own!) I have avoided talking to her much about my journey this time around, as I find she does not have helpful information, and i... Read more
She's watching you
Wednesday, June 29, 2011      3 comments

As I spoke with a freind on the phone this morning, she was both supportive of me and my healthful journey, and dismissive of her own. I try not to preach to anyone about weight issues, as I know I will always need to pay special attention to t... Read more
Everyone has a story
Tuesday, June 28, 2011      1 comments

Just like anyone, sometimes I feel sorry for myself. I think that a good pity party is human nature, and should not be denied (only occasionally, of couse). Additionally, sometimes it's good for me to listen to someone else's woes, so I... Read more
CO cousins
Monday, June 27, 2011      1 comments

My cousins from CO came to WI last night and we were lucky enough to host them last night. I always enjoy seeing them, and loved our (too short) visit. They are spending the weekdays in Door County and hopefully will have some more time availa... Read more
The party is over
Sunday, June 26, 2011      2 comments

My neice's birthday party, that is. There were lots of temptations - pizza, chips and guacamole, M&Ms, cake and homemade ice cream...well, you get the picture. I won't bore you with the details, but suffice it to say that I had compl... Read more
Walk it Out Friday
Friday, June 24, 2011      1 comments

Why do I step on the Wii Balance board to play Walk it Out and, the next thing I know, it's 2 hours later? It's amazing to me - time seems to fly when I'm playing this game! I also enjoy Wii Fit Plus and Just Dance, but Walk it Out is li... Read more
Cooking as an act of love
Thursday, June 23, 2011      1 comments

When I got married 24 years ago, I barely knew how to boil water. Unfortunately, my mom did not have the patience to teach me to cook when I was young (or my siblings). When we got out on our own, it was an extra struggle to learn even the bas... Read more
Baby steps on the driveway
Wednesday, June 22, 2011      2 comments

I wanted to eat. I was not hungry. Was I tired? (shrug) Was I lonely? (shrug) Was I angry? (shrug) Was I frustrated? (shrug) Was I bored? (shrug) Was I thirsty? (shrug) I put on my shoes and walked u... Read more
Can someone tell me...
Tuesday, June 21, 2011      9 comments

why, when I lose weight, people always ask me "What's your secret?" Honestly, it's not a secret, eat appropriately, move more. (I also need to deal with my emotions in a way other than food in order to accomplish true health, but it's still... Read more
Triggers and snack chips and anxious, oh my!
Monday, June 20, 2011      1 comments

I had a less-than-satisfying Father's Day celebration (family stuff) and woke up this morning with quite a lot of anxiety. It sat like a lump in the middle of my torso, and would not leave. While I did not binge yesterday, I felt closer to it ... Read more

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